American Beauties is Proud to Announce their Partnership with Civano Nursery of Tucson Arizona

Hockessin, DE—American Beauties Native Plants LLC – September 2012. American Beauties is proud to announce that Civano Nursery from Tucson, Arizona has joined our family of network growers. Civano is a Native American word that loosely translated means “all things in balance”. The three Shipley brothers grew up playing and working in their father’s nursery in Canada. Opting for a longer growing season, they opened their beautiful, family friendly, retail garden center in Tucson in 1999.  They also have a 70-acre growing range in Sahuarita where they grow most of their own stock.

The Shipley family are good stewards and to give back to their community in a variety of ways.  By working together with Tucson Electric Power they are able to help keep 15 tons of green waste out of the landfill every year.  It’s processed into premium soil for the trees and shrubs they grow. A big proponent of education, the nursery participates with local schools by donating plants and hosting classes and tours of the garden center. “Civano is a solid outfit that understands the importance of native plants in our environment. They are already growing a wide range of natives so it seems like a natural fit. We’re really happy to have them onboard.” - Steve Castorani co-owner of American Beauties. "At Civano Nursery we strive to provide a family atmosphere that enlightens, inspires and ultimately guides you to a successful garden. We are delighted to have the opportunity to team up with American Beauties and reintroduce the value of the beauty of native plants in our region." - Chris Shipley, President Civano Nursery.

We will be celebrating our partnership with an exhibit at the National Garden Writers Symposium to be held in Tucson, Arizona from October 12th to the 13th. Please look for us in booth number 607.


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